Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Michigan Nonprofit Leaders Look to Rebuild Through Cross-Cultural Community Building

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Nonprofit leaders gather from the Genesee County, Michigan area for the Community Foundation of Greater Flint

Flint’s BEST Project to host diverse, noted speakers to facilitate and elevate civic dialogue about change

Flint, Mich. –Join the BEST Project as they host an interactive day of conversations, presentations and public dialogue to build bridges of understanding that are culturally significant, inclusive, responsive, and collaborative.  As our community rebuilds, we need to have more conversations across real and perceived barriers in order to see what’s possible.   The event is being held Tuesday, May 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Riverfront Banquet Center located at 1 Riverfront Center W., Flint, MI, 48502.

The day’s events will be led by noted authors and scholars Tendaji Ganges, Assistant to the Chancellor and Executive Director of The Office of Educational Opportunity Initiatives at University of Michigan-Flint; Valaida Fullwood, author of Giving Back: A Tribute to Generations of African-American Philanthropists; Jacob Hess and Phil Neisser, co-authors of You’re Not as Crazy as I Thought (But You’re Still Wrong): Conversations between a Devoted Conservative and a Die-Hard Liberal; and, Ozzie Rivera, Director of Community Engagement for Southwest Solutions in Detroit.

This is a one-time opportunity to engage with these dynamic facilitators to refresh and develop new insights and skills to work collaboratively across nonprofit, private, faith-based and public sectors.

The event is $35.00 per person. This includes refreshments for breakfast and lunch.

The BEST Project is a program of the United Way of Genesee County.  It is an initiative that works with partners and agencies to strengthen the nonprofit sector of Flint and Genesee County by providing access to high-value learning opportunities and expert consulting resources.  It is supported by four local funders: Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Community Foundation of Greater Flint, Ruth Mott Foundation, and United Way of Genesee County. 

The Flint and Genesee Chamber of Commerce is a sponsor of this event. Come see what’s possible!

For more information and to register, please contact Jenni Dones with the BEST Project at 810-232-8000 or jdones@bestprojectonline.org.

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